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General Vo Nguyen Giap dies in Vietnam aged 102

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Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap, who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.

General Vo Nguyen Giap’s defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1953 made him the first military commander to defeat a major Western power in Asia.

General Vo Nguyen Giap’s defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1953 made him the first military commander to defeat a major Western power in Asia

General Vo Nguyen Giap’s defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1953 made him the first military commander to defeat a major Western power in Asia

He went on to oversee the Tet Offensive against American forces in 1968, often cited as one of the factors that led to the Americans’ withdrawal.

General Vo Nguyen Giap also published a number of works on military strategy.

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